Computer Science Large Practical (2015—2016)

Course Description

The Computer Science Large Practical exposes students to the problems that arise with the design and implementation of large scale computer systems, and to methods of coping with such problems. Students will gain experience in how to:

Further details can be obtained by visiting the drps page for the course.




There is no exam for this course, assessment is 100% based on the assigned coursework.


The coursework will be detailed further in the lectures.

The coursework handout is available here.

Example coursework input will appear in the Coursework Examples tab above.

General University and School of Informatics rules for course work


There are two parts, the deadlines are:



The coursework handout is available here.


Can I submit both an early submission version and a version for the end deadline and have the marks for whichever is highest?
No. Before the early submission deadline you have to choose whether or not you are going to hope for a mark above 90% now, or have an extra week to accumulate more marks up to 90%. The submission marked will be the latest one made before the deadline. Hence if you submit both before and after the early submission deadline, only the last submission will be marked and it will be capped to 90%.
How much does the written report weight?
The written report accounts for 25% of the final assessment.

Slides and Lecture Log

Slides for upcoming lectures should appear here before the lecture and will remain once the lecture has been given. Slides are subject to some minor modifications at any time prior to the start of the lecture.

Example Input for the Main Coursework

Example input scripts will be made available there throughout the semester.

Last Updated: 20thAugust 2015 --- Paul Patras

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